John Hopkins university study…
TB kills 4,109 people a day.
1,449 people a day dying due to covid
Despite being both preventable and curable, TB kills around 1.5 million people each year, more than any other infectious
‘Not our problem'
• Around five percent of the 9.5 million people who contract TB
each year are resistant to ATT drugs
Tubercular infection Effective drugs
Rapidly growing, high bacillary load H > R, E , S
Slow growing- intracellular macrophages Z > H,R,E & S -
Spurters- caseous material R
Dormant Nil (bedaquiline)